Welcome to Creative Stamping.  

I offer workshops and demonstrations all focused on the fabulous papercraft products Stampin' Up! has to offer. As an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I am here to showcase Stampin' Up! products, share special offers and give you fun project ideas.  I look forward to sharing my love of stamping with you and inspiring your creativity.

Kristine

  

Painted Harvest meets Wood Textures

Here's something a little different using the very versatile Painted Harvest stamp set.  The sunflower from this set is not stamped in traditional yellows, but tone-on-tone using Early Espresso ink stamped onto Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.  I really love how this turned out, especially how the sunflower looks like it's part of the wood grain...

Painted Harvest Thank You Card

Stamps: Painted Harvest Stamp Set (photopolymer: 144783).  Ink: Early Espresso (126974), Rich Razzleberry (126950).  Card/Paper: Early Espresso (121686), Very Vanilla (106550), Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (144177).  Accessories: Old Olive 1/8" Sheer Ribbon (144171).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372), Stamping Sponges (141337), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

Painted Harvest Stamp Set + Leaf Punch Bundle
Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp Set (144783) - $44.00
Bundle & Save 10%: Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp Set + Leaf Punch (146021) -  $70.00

Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (144177) - $21.25
48 sheets: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs.  6" x 6" (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm)

So that the stamped sunflower stands out from the wood grain on this gorgeous designer paper, I stamped the detailed sunflower image in Early Espresso ink first.  I then inked the larger sunflower image and flower centre in Early Espresso ink, stamped them off on a scrap of paper, then stamped the images onto my card.  This stamping-off technique is perfect for when you are only using one ink colour, giving the sunflower image a lot of detail and depth without getting "muddy".

Painted Harvest Thank You Card

I've created a number of these sweet thank you cards and look forward to giving them out and posting them to those who have placed an order with me recently.

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Merry Patterns Host Promotion (1 September-31 October)

 

 

Thankful Bakers Box

Inspired by Painted Harvest Thank You Cards I made earlier this month, I created this coordinating gift box in the style of a Bakers Box or Milk Carton...

Painted Harvest Thankful Bakers Box

Bundle: Painted Harvest Stamp Set + Leaf Punch (photopolymer: 146021).  Ink: Crushed Curry (131173), Tangerine Tango (126946), Lemon Lime Twist (144086), Early Espresso (126974), Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker (Neutrals: 131261).  Card/Paper: Crumb Cake (121685), Early Espresso (121686), Very Vanilla (106550), Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (144613).  Accessories: Linen Thread (104199).  Tools: Banner Triple Punch (138292), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

Painted Harvest Stamp Set + Leaf Punch Bundle
Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp Set + Leaf Punch Bundle (146021) - $70.00

Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (144613) - $23.50

I altered the dimensions of the elements from the thank you card to fit within the boundaries of the gift box.  Consequently, this banner is not as tall and wouldn't take the full "I am thankful for you" greeting from the Painted Harvest stamp set.  Instead, I inked only the "thankful" using an Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker...

Painted Harvest Thankful Bakers Box

Using Stampin' Write Markers to ink your stamps can give new life and more versatility.

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Merry Patterns Host Promotion (1 September-31 October)

 

 

Quilted Christmas Note Cards

This sweet gift box was inspired by the decorated Mini Pizza Box photographed on page 4 of the Holiday Catalogue.  The front has a 3" quilted square cut from the Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, which is then framed and enhance with a coordinating Whisper White die-cut from the Quilt Builder Framelit Dies.

Quilted Christmas Mini Pizza Box

Bundle: Christmas Quilt Stamp Set + Quilt Builder Framelits Dies (photopolymer: 146026).  Ink: Pool Party (126982), Garden Green (126973), Real Red (126949).  Card/Paper: Lemon Lime Twist (144250), Whisper White (106549), Whisper White Thick (140490), Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (144617).  Accessories: Mini Pizza Boxes (144645), Stitched Felt Embellishments (144619), Whisper White 3" x 3" Envelopes (145829), Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine (124262).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (146263), Magnetic Platform (142802), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

Mini Pizza Boxes
Mini Pizza Boxes (144645) - $12.00
8 food safe boxes: 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 1" (8.9 cm x 8.9 cm x 2.5 cm)

Christmas Quilt Photopolymer Stamp Set + Quilt Builder Framelits Dies Bundle
Christmas Quilt Photopolymer Stamp Set + Quilt Builder Framelits Dies Bundle (146026) - $96.25

Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper
Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (144617) - $19.00
48 sheets: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs

But what's inside?  Well, let's take a look... it's three 3" x 3" note cards and matching envelopes using the Quilted Christmas Suite...

Quilted Christmas 3" x 3" Note Card

Quilted Christmas 3" x 3" Note Card

Quilted Christmas 3" x 3" Note Card

Stitched Felt Embellishments
Stitched Felt Embellishments (144619) - $19.00
15 pieces: 5 each of 3 designs

The focal point for each of the three note cards are the Stitched Felt Embellishments, one of my new favourite products.  What's one of your favourites?

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Merry Patterns Host Promotion (1 September-31 October)

 

 

I am thankful for you

When we think of sunflowers, we think of brilliant yellow, and when it came to stamping the sunflower images from the gorgeous Painted Harvest set, my first cards were stamped in Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry.  However, if you search for sunflower images, you will find that sunflowers come in some amazing, and unexpected, colours like burnt oranges and deep crimsons.  So, after being inspired by these colour variations, this sweet card was stamped in Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango...

Painted Harvest Thank You Card

Bundle: Painted Harvest Stamp Set + Leaf Punch (photopolymer: 146021).  Ink: Crushed Curry (131173), Tangerine Tango (126946), Lemon Lime Twist (144086), Early Espresso (126974).  Card/Paper: Crumb Cake (121685), Early Espresso (121686), Very Vanilla (106550), Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (144613).  Accessories: Linen Thread (104199).  Tools: Banner Triple Punch (138292), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

Painted Harvest Thank You Card

These are the thank you cards I made for those who placed an order at my Holiday Catalogue Launch Party.  I used the gorgeous Painted Harvest stamp set, coordinating Leaf Punch and Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.

Painted Harvest Stamp Set + Leaf Punch Bundle
Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp Set + Leaf Punch Bundle (146021) - $70.00

Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (144613) - $23.50

I wonder what other colour combinations these fabulous flower images can be stamped in?

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Merry Patterns Host Promotion (1 September-31 October)

 

 

Holiday Catalogue Launch Party

Last week I held Holiday Catalogue Launch Parties at my house, which included hands-on exploration of the new 2017 Holiday Catalogue products, creating two gorgeous projects, participating in games, winning prizes and more!  Here's some glimpses from the event...

Holiday Catalogue Launch Party

I love giving away new products for prizes.  Here are the spot prizes I put together for the occasion: the Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, some of the Stitched Felt Embellishments, all wrapped up using the gorgeous Quilted Christmas 1/4" Ribbon.

Holiday Catalogue Launch Party | Spot Prizes

Plus, everyone who attended an Holiday Catalogue Launch Party had multiple chances to put their name into a prize draw, which was drawn at the end.  The winners received the fabulous Merry Little Labels stamp set and the lovely Merry Little Christmas 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper, tied with a generous length of 7/8" Striped Ribbon.

Holiday Catalogue Launch Party | Prize Draw Prize

Throughout the event, there was also time for creating with two fun make-and-take projects.  One project was a pretty note card using the very popular Painted Autumn Suite...

Painted Harvest Note Card

Bundles: Painted Harvest + Leaf Punch Bundle (photopolymer: 146021).  Ink: Lemon Lime Twist (144086), Early Espresso (126974).  Card/Paper: Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (144613), Crumb Cake (121685), Whisper White (106549).  Accessories: Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes (131527), Linen Thread (104199).  Tools: Banner Triple Punch (138292), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Painted Harvest Note Card

The other project was two festive Christmas tags using the fabulous Quilted Christmas Suite...

Quilted Christmas Tags

Bundles: Christmas Quilt Stamp Set + Quilt Builder Framelits Dies (photopolymer: 146026).   Ink: Garden Green (126973), Lemon Lime Twist (144086), Pool Party (126982).  Card/Paper: Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper (144617), Lemon Lime Twist (144250), Pool Party (124391), Real Red (106578), Whisper White (106549).  Accessories: Quilted Christmas 1/4" Ribbon (144620), Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine (124262).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108).

Quilted Christmas Tags

This tag has triangular tree stamped in Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist, then die-cut using the Quilt Builder Framelits dies to get that gorgeous stitching.  For the second tag, I used one of the sheets from the Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper that has a number of triangles over it, to die-cut in the same way as the first tag.  Love that coordination!

Quilted Christmas Tags

I had such a fabulous time at the Holiday Catalogue Launch Parties and had some lovely feedback to say the same.  I've also heard that there are a lot of well-thumbed and marked catalogues out there!  Have you got yours?

2017 Holiday Catalogue - click to view

Are you and your friends having trouble with the length of your wish list after viewing all the gorgeous new products in the 2017 Holiday Catalogue?  I have two solutions for you...

  1. Join my team!  You can get your products at a discount, earn some money to help purchase your "must haves" and meet some new friends along the way.  Click HERE to find out more and then contact me for a no-obligation information pack.
     
  2. Combine orders and get a free stamp set!  Take advantage of the September-October promotion... get some friends together, pour over the catalogue, combine your orders and get the gorgeous Merry Patterns stamp set for free when the orders total more than $500 (excluding shipping and handling), plus you'll get Stampin' Rewards too!  Merry Patterns is a limited edition stamp set that cannot be purchased.  Take a look at all the details then contact me to place your orders...

Merry Patterns Host Promotion (1 September-31 October)

 
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Say hello to a world of colourful creativity with Stampin' Blends - Stampin' Up!'s premier alcohol markers.  Not an artist?  You are now!  These high-quality, dual tip markers make it so easy to blend colours and create lovely works of art.


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Holiday Catalogue

2017 Holiday Catalogue - click to download PDF


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2017 Holiday Catalogue.

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2017-2018 Annual Catalogue - click to view


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2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

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Announcements

 Fall in love with the Stamparatus - a new way to stamp

Introducing the Stamparatus, an innovative stamp placement tool! 

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Fall in love with the Stamparatus - a new way to stamp

The Stamparatus is being released ahead of it's scheduled debut in June 2018!  You can get yours as early as 1 February by participating in the pre-order.   All you need to do is reserve your Stamparatus to guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in the warehouse.

There are two reservation windows:

Reservation Window Available to ship
17-30 Nov 2017
SOLD OUT!
Approx. 1 Feb 2018
6-31 Dec 2017 Approx. 19 Mar 2018

There are limited units available for the first reservation window, so don't delay!

The second reservation window has unlimited units and they will begin shipping on 19 March and will continue though the following months as the product arrives in the warehouse.  They will be shipped in the order that the reservations were received (first in, first out).

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Up-Coming Events
  • 3 January - Sale-A-Bration Begins!
  • 3 January - Occasions Catalogue Release!
  • 12 January - Occasions Catalogue Launch Party (Hamilton)
  • 15-19 January - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 23 January - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 24 January - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
     
  • 12-16 February - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 16 February - More Sale-A-Bration products released!
  • 20 February - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 21 February - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
  • 23-25 February - Stamp Camp (Rotorua)
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  • 4 March - Hamilton Extravaganza
  • 12-16 March - Workshops (Hamilton)
  • 20 March - Workshop (Cambridge)
  • 21 March - Workshop (Te Awamutu)
  • 31 March - Last day for Sale-A-Bration
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See what Stampin’ Up! has added to the Clearance rack – up to 60%-off!  These are retired products that are only available while stocks last*.

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* All products in the Clearance Rack section are retired, discontinued items.  No current products will be sold in the Clearance Rack.  All sales of Clearance Rack items are final.  No returns or exchanges will be accepted, except in the case of defective product.

Freeset

Freeset is a fair trade business in India offering alternative employment to women trapped in Kolkata's sex trade.  Freeset combats trafficking by offering women of the Sonagichi red-light district the opportunity to leave a profession they never chose.

10% of all my stamp set sales
are donated to Freeset.

So if you purchase a stamp set from me,
10% of the retail price goes to Freeset.

Total donations to date:
$8,669.54

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About Me

Kristine

Kristine McNickle
Hamilton, Waikato
New Zealand

I am a stay-at-home mum with three kids and a wonderfully supportive husband.  I love craft, but stamping and card making is my passion.  I also enjoy extending card-making and stamping techniques to create 3-D projects and gifts. 

I was introduced to Stampin' Up! a few years ago and I quickly fell in love with their high-quality, coordinating products and, soon after, became an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  I now hold regular workshops in my home focusing on the fabulous papercraft products Stampin' Up! has to offer. 

I enjoy sharing what I know with others and inspiring their stamping creativity.


Contact me by clicking HERE.